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A reputable online resource revealed that I should post baby animals on Twitter to get people's attention 😉

Well, here you go 🐶🐶

And this is the story behind the picture of #bubbleteaparty's DJ with Hazel and Reeze...

2/ When Hazel and Reeze had been found abandoned in a forest last week, the volunteers of Paws for Cause took over.

The two are now undergoing health checks and are waiting for adoption at my friend's place.

That's where I got this picture taken - because they're too cute 🥰
3/ Two days later I made a #bubbletea version of @ItsDannyTDJ and asked him to join the #bubbleteaparty as our DJ - just because 🤷

And next you know, we're in the midst of this charity project for #animalrescue volunteers in #Singapore! Image
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Revealed: the spies who came in from the cold – how Vladimir #Putin’s alleged lover and an old family friend hid their fortunes in sunny #Monaco, with help from a British accountant. But was the money really theirs? My @guardian story from #PandoraPapers…
In 2003 a mysterious offshore company, Brockville Development Ltd, bought a luxury €3.6m apartment overlooking Monaco’s marina. Its owner? Svetlana Krivonogikh, a 28-year-old #Russian woman who around the turn of the millennium became extremely rich #PandoraPapers
According to the #Russian investigative website Proekt, Krivonogikh was friends with Putin – and became his lover. Months before secretly buying the offshore Monaco property, Krivonogikh gave birth to a daughter Luiza Rozova. Putin is her Dad, Proekt alleges #PandoraPapers
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1/ #THREAD: #Submarine rescue ships in the Pacific

HQ-927 Yet Kieu sub rescue ship of the #Vietnamese Navy is the latest one

It supports #Vietnam's 6 Kilo-class submarines, it was just commissioned this year

Only Vietnam, #Singapore & #Malaysia have sub rescue ships in #ASEAN
2/ The Yet Kieu is designed to rescue submarines & surface ships, survey the seabed & search & recover undersea objects.

Built by the #Vietnamese 189 military owned shipyard.

It measures 94m long x 16m wide and has a displacement of 4,000 tons.
3/ The Republic of #Singapore Navy (RSN) operates the MV Swift Rescue, submarine support & rescue vessel (SSRV).

It is equipped with the deep-submergence rescue vehicle Deep Search and Rescue Six (DSAR 6)

Displacement: 4,290 tons
Length: 85 m
Completed on April 2009
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Learning thread.

"By 2030, our goal is to enable access to #digitalidentity for every person on the planet." — 2017 ID2020 Summit

2014: ID2020 public-private p'ship

2016: ID2020 Alliance: Accenture, #Microsoft, #Gavi, #Rockefeller, IDEO

2021: #ID2020 launches #GoodHealthPass Image
#ID2020 is very quiet having published a single video in 10 months - the #GoodHealthPass launch event (Feb 11 2021 w/ 2,452 views). Equally restrained is the Twitter account created Jan 2021, w/ a mere 384 followers - & 12 tweets. ID2020 Twitter is also on hiatus. #Strategy ImageImageImageImage
"Urgency - While standards-development processes typically move slowly, a cross-sector effort is urgently required to bring #goodhealthpass solutions to market in 2021 & to scale globally – with the same urgency applied to #vaccine development." Image
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18/n #Singapore
Hospitals overwhelmed at the moment. How did we get to this point? I need answers. All they're game for is recite scripts in press conferences. Talk, talk & talk. Excuses made in very calm & very diplomatic manner when there's a frightening situation outside.
19/n #singapore
We still have people roaming around with their masks like overstretched underwear dangling below their noses & chins. Absolutely no safe distancing. Roaming, big groups, dining, etc. No care for anything / anyone. Pampered, spoilt rotten, entitled, selfish. Evil.
20/n #singapore
Inbound flights daily from countries with special leeway free pass who don't need to be quarantined for days. Are PCR tests results given by passengers verified thoroughly & accurately? No one bothers. Virus continues circulating & evading vaxxed immune systems.
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1/n. The covid virus will stay inside your body forever even after you recover. Remains dormant in your body post-recovery/after infection That's how virus works. So you're prone to reinfection / retriggered under stress, prolonged exposure, weak immune system #Singapore
2/n. The current triage or contingency is to treat the patient's SYMPTOMS when they are infectious. There's no way you can delete the virus from your body. It remains dormant after infection. Until it gets triggered again.
1. Infected.
2. Quarantined/ hospitalised.
3. Treated for symptoms. Some cases ICU.
4. Recovers from symptom. PCR tests negative. Discharged from hospital care.

Do you know what happens to these patients a few months later? There's no info provided. Unless you ask friends who went through the ordeal.
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🇭🇰Hang Seng Index drops 1.1% in the morning session in #HongKong, with Ping An Insurance down 5.4%.

🇸🇬FTSE China A50 index futures traded in #Singapore fall nearly 2% in the morning session.
#StockMarket #PingAn
Hang Seng Index continues to decrease rapidly, down 2%.
#HongKong #Hangseng #StockMarket
China #Pingan shares in Hong Kong drop as much as 6.8% on Monday though the company said PA insurance funds have zero exposure, neither equity nor debt, including China #Evergrande, other investment exposures risks are under control.
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Trying to make a video of that amazingly famous blood orange sunset in the #Mediterranean.

No filters needed here!
Maltese cliffs and that amazing sunset 🌅
Good food with good wine and a good view = good times!

🌊 ☀️ 🦞 🐟 🏝 🍷
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As a layperson, trying to follow #Singapore’s #Covid19 messaging since early 2020 has become incredibly confusing and just so damn exhausting.

This is a Covid fatigue thread/rant.
We’ve been praised for our handling of the pandemic (despite some serious fuck-ups, like with the migrant worker dormitories), but if you’re living in Singapore trying to follow the comms, it’s mind-boggling.
Yes, we have to keep in mind that #Covid19 is new and there's still so much that we don’t know about it. Things change as the science reveals more. That’s understandable. But there’s still a lack of clarity in communication that makes people more anxious and uncertain.
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Departure of @VP from #Singapore to #Vietnam was delayed due to an apparent concern about #HavanaSyndrome, according to the US Embassy in Hanoi.
“This has nothing to do with the vice president’s health,” @SymoneSanders46 told reporters on Air Force 2 en route #Vietnam.
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#BREAKING Beijing continues to coerce, intimidate in South China Sea: US VP Kamala Harris Image
#UPDATE US VP Kamala Harris accuses Beijing of coercion and intimidation in the disputed South China Sea, as she seeks to rally allies against an increasingly assertive China.

"Beijing's actions continue to undermine the rules-based order and threaten the sovereignty of nations" Image
Disputed claims in the South China Sea.

China claims almost the entire resource-rich sea, through which trillions of dollars in shipping trade passes annually, with overlapping claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam

#AFPgraphics Image
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@GVDBossche Herd immunity is not happening with these vaccines, even the "experts" now admit.

Instead, herd mentality appears to be leading to a thinning of the herd: "natural selection of individuals capable of resisting C-19 disease" ImageImage
@GVDBossche #SouthKorea: "a rise in so-called “silent spreaders” within communities such as workplaces, indoor gyms, churches and nursing homes, leading to an increase in infections of unknown origin"… Image
@GVDBossche "our data indicate that Delta variants are especially well recognized by infection enhancing antibodies targeting the NTD, the possibility of ADE should be further investigated as it may represent a potential risk for mass vaccination during the current Delta variant pandemic." Image
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@GVDBossche "A new study has found that fully vaccinated people have their risk of infection from the COVID-19 Delta variant reduced by 50-60%."… Image
@GVDBossche "The COVID-19 delta variant is driving up infections among children in California and across the country, many of whom are too young to be vaccinated against the disease, just as they prepare to head back to classrooms this month."… Image
@GVDBossche "Covid infection rates among kids have risen and children’s hospitals are seeing a spike in medical care needs among the young patients"… Image
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There's a new #maritime incident off the #UAE coast. Appears to be related to the #GoldenBrilliant, a #Singapore-flagged chemical tanker signaling it's unable to maneuver due to exceptional circumstances.
A drone last week attacked a #Japan-owned, #Israel-managed tanker off the coast of #Oman, killing two crew members. #Iran is blamed for the attack.
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"Many countries are in a better position now w/more ppl vaccinated now, but w/the Delta variant spreading & future variants entirely possible, the way forward will be complicated" #Singapore Prime Minister @leehsienloong tells @AspenSecurity re #COVID19
"We had all hoped a pandemic would prompt more countries to work more closely's been quite different" #Singapore's @leehsienloong

"There's been some cooperation... but more broadly #COVID19 hasn't brought countries together. In fact, often in the contrary"
"Internationally, the pandemic has spawned recriminations & finger pointing" per #Singapore's @leehsienloong "Domestically, populations in many countries feel growing anxiety & insecurity that has fed nativist sentiments"

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Another great #Delta study from #Singapore. Thanks to @graemeblake for pointing it out to me.
"PCR cycle threshold (Ct) values were similar between both vaccinated & unvaccinated groups at diagnosis, but viral loads decreased faster in vaccinated..."
Ct>30 almost a week earlier!
"Early, robust boosting of anti spike protein antibodies was observed in vaccinated patients, however, these titers were significantly lower against B.1.617.2 as compared with the wildtype vaccine strain."…
Outcomes significantly attenuated!
"Vaccine-breakthrough patients were significantly more likely to be asymptomatic (28% vs. 9%) & if symptomatic, had fewer number of symptoms."
-> 53% of unvaccinated had pneumonia compared to only 21% of breakthroughs.
-> 20% vs. 2% required O2.
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Here is some of the @CDC data that was looked at and published by @washingtonpost to make the recommendations to re-implement #masks earlier this week

Note that the #DeltaVariant is MORE transmissible than
- Ebola
- Seasonal Flu and the Flu of 1918
- Smallpox
#DeltaVariant associated with lower Ct value in breakthrough cases, longer duration of Ct < 30, and higher risk of re-infecton
Breakthrough cases of #DeltaVariant have ~ 10 fold increase in viral load compared to alpha or other lineages
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A Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (#RCEP) @DrRimmer #trade #intellectualproperty #ecommerce #humanrights #SDGs #health #plainpacks #access2meds #COVID19 #Asia #auspol #auslaw
TRIPS Flexibilities and TRIPS-plus Provisions in the #RCEP Chapter on Intellectual Property: How Much Policy Space is Retained? @South_Centre… #trade #intellectualproperty #SDGs Image
How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care… @AFTINET are concerned about the trade in services provisions provisions in #RCEP. #agedcare #agedcarerc #trade #services #auspol #auslaw
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An Autocratic Ruler needs to control the following to maintain a tight grip over both power and people->
1. Education
2. Religious Interpretation
3. Taxation
4. Currency
5. Military
6. Monopoly Permits
7. Land
8. Unions
9. Publishing and Broadcasting
10. Property Rights
Of course, this is an expandable list!
Many are arguing that I should add more to it.
I just added a few domineering aspects, tools and policy interacting methods of governance, which a ruler might bring into use!
You may add more to the above suggestions.
In modern times, no leader, in the so-called developing world, outside the Fascist Southern European Region, the NAM Nations, LATAM Markets, and the OIC Bloc, had exercised so much control, across all walks of life, other than Late Lee Kuan Yew of #Singapore
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“the vaccine is less effective in preventing transmission, but ... still very effective in preventing hospitalization and severe cases”…

It's hard to see how the vaccines can actually end the pandemic if they're driving the evolution of resistant variants. Image
#Israel, July 23: "The Health Ministry reported a rise in serious coronavirus cases on Friday"…

@GVDBossche, April 28: "It's just a matter of weeks for a surge in Israel to occur due to resistance of the virus to vaccinal antibodies in vaccines" Image
@GVDBossche Provincetown, #Massachussetts: "a cluster of Covid-19 cases ...following the July 4th weekend ...two-thirds or more of these positive cases are people fully vaccinated"…

Also Provincetown: "the highest vaccination rate in the state"… ImageImage
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"According to federal health officials, 99.5% of deaths from Covid-19 are now among the unvaccinated. That is a real testament to the power of the vaccines."…

I'd say it's a real testament to the power of propaganda.
“The takeaway message remains, if you’re vaccinated, you are protected. You are not going to end up with severe disease, hospitalization or death.”—@celinegounder…

"You cannot prove a vague theory wrong" —Richard Feynman Image
-75% of Covid infections are in vaccinated people.
-75% of the population is vaccinated.
-The vaccines were claimed to have 94%-95% efficacy.

I guess that's just how math works? 🤔

Anyway, obviously #VaccinesWork! 🤪
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1/ At various times over 2020/21, there’s been interest in #Singapore’s response to #Covid19. I think people outside SG see a lot of surface-level stuff and end up projecting their own opinions/desires onto our measures.

A 🧵 to unpack some of Singapore’s Covid response so far.
2/ Recently, there was excitement (outside SG) about how SG said #Covid19 will be endemic, and will move away from quarantines/border closures/focus on daily case counts. This was used to support arguments that Covid is “like the flu” and restrictions elsewhere should be lifted.
3/ What these over-excited, anti-lockdown people are missing is that this endemic-#Covid19 plan is a much longer-term plan:…

It’s predicated on widespread testing and the majority of the population being vaccinated.
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Compilation of Parliamentary Financial Links to Private #Healthcare
This represents the latest list of recent or present financial links between #parliamentarians and #individuals or #companies involved in private healthcare.
up-to-date as of March 2nd 2014. It has increased !
#MPs and #Lords are able to vote on legislation, even when they have a direct #financial interest.
This happened with the Health and Social Care Act, which saw the #NHS being forced into a world of an external market.
The legislation was written for industry, by industry and is part of the overall plan for it's demise and the eventual takeover by #private health insurance companies.
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"The #UK recorded 11,000 daily Covid-19 cases for the first time since February, even as it reached the milestone of vaccinating more than 80% of adults." Image
"the virus will concentrate in [unvaccinated] school-age populations, which will eventually become a reservoir & driver of any ensuing Delta variant epidemic, as well as being a hotspot in which new mutations may arise"

What if vaccinees are a reservoir?… Image
"Royal Caribbean International is delaying the inaugural sailing of its Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship after eight crew members tested positive for Covid-19 ... All 1,400 crew...were vaccinated ... Out of the eight cases, six people were asymptomatic"… Image
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